The Importance of Self Care…
It sounds so simple, but yet overlooked. Often times, we get up and go without taking enough time to ensure that we’re applying the proper self-care for ourselves. We need to be able to ensure that the necessary steps are taken in order to keep ourselves strengthen on a daily basis.
As people of color, our day to day struggles, opportunities and/or challenges can tend to be different than what other races and cultures might be faced with. It’s unfortunate, however, very real. Our thoughts consist of dealing with micro aggression in the workplace, chronic stress and climate changes and challenges within the current society. We are a resilient people, however, we still need to provide self-care. It could be as small as eating more vegetables, taking breaks throughout the day to stretch more or going to be early. These are just a few small, simple and yet significant ones that can be incorporated.
The SisterCARE Alliance is designed to give people (both men and women) the tools needed to begin a self-care regimen and lifestyle. The majority of the recipients are women, however, men have been on board and supportive as well. Anana Harris Parris, Founder of Sister Alliance spoke of this vision as she was going through her own discovery in need of self-care. The self-care guide titled 'Self-Care Matters – A Revolutionary’s Approach' helps individuals address and undercover all areas that are needed. By taking one step at a time, having someone hold you accountable and seeing your growth from one week to the next is what it’s all about. The goal is for individuals to adapt to a self-care revolution; owning what they need and being able to identify those critical needs on a daily basis.
For more information about obtaining a self-care revolutionary life, go to www.sisterCareAlliance.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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